Diagnosing and Treating Whiplash at Raveling Chiropractic Center in Dunedin
Whiplash is a serious neck injury. Most people get a whiplash injury during a car accident, but whiplash can occur any time the head and neck are thrown forcefully outside of their normal range of motion. Here at Raveling Chiropractic Center, we can diagnose and treat your upper back, head and neck pain after a car accident.
Symptoms of Whiplash
- Headaches and Migraines
- Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck
- Muscle Spasms
- Severe Neck Pain
- Upper Back and Shoulder Pain
Whiplash is primarily diagnosed with a physical examination and a detailed history of the symptoms, such as when your symptoms first appeared and if you were recently in a car accident or experienced a blow to the head. MRIs and CT scans can also confirm damage to your soft tissues and vertebrae.
Whiplash Treatments with our Dunedin Chiropractor
Our Dunedin chiropractor treats whiplash with a variety of therapies, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and physical therapy. OTC medications, like Advil, can also be used along with heat and ice therapy for the first 24 to 48 hours to control pain and inflammation.
Severe neck injuries often result in the misalignment of the cervical vertebrae, which can put pressure on the surrounding soft tissues and nerve roots. Correcting those misalignments via chiropractic adjustments helps reduce localized inflammation and neck pain while restoring the proper alignment of the cervical vertebrae.
Physical therapy is beneficial for restoring the range of motion and reducing neck stiffness. Our chiropractor in Dunedin can recommend specific stretches and light movements that will help reduce your pain and restore the flexibility in your neck.
Massage therapy can be combined with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy to help reduce recovery times. Massage helps relax tight muscles and ligaments while improving circulation.
What chiropractic treatments have you received for your whiplash injury?